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Train of Thought
"Just some assorted trivia on various train disasters from around the world. All aboard!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In 1981, one of the worst railway accidents to occur in China took place when which one of these natural disasters took place in Sichuan Province.
In 1915, which train crash involved five trains and is the worst rail crash on record in the United Kingdom?
Harrow and Wealdstone crash
Eden train wreck
Vierzy Tunnel derailment
Quintinshill rail disaster
At the time of its occurrence in 1998, the Eschede train disaster was the deadliest high-speed train wreck and occurred in which country?
The 1865 Staplehurst rail crash which occurred in Kent, England, resulted in the deaths of 10 people, but is probably most well known for the effects it had on which famous author who had been a passenger?
Sir Walter Scott
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne derailment caused the deaths of over 700 soldiers on their way home from the Battle of Caporetto during which of the following wars?
World War I
The 2003 Waterfall rail accident in New South Wales, Australia was caused by which of the following unpredictable events?
Train got stuck in quicksand
Tornado hit the train
The driver had a heart attack
Train struck a herd of cattle
On June 29, 1864 one of the worst train wrecks in Canadian history occurred in St-Hilaire, Quebec, over which river named for a French Cardinal?
The 1989 Ufa train disaster which occurred in the Soviet Union/Russia, which killed or injured over 1,000 people was caused by which of the following flammable materials?
Liquid petroleum gas
The 2004 Queen of the Sea rail disaster in Sri Lanka, which caused the deaths of 1,700 people, was caused by an earthquake and the ensuing tsunami.
The country ballad "The Wreck of the Old 97" is based on a real train accident.
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